Happy National Scrabble Day!

Happy National Scrabble Day!

April 13th is National Scrabble Day, coined from the birth of its creator, Alfred M. Butts. The classic board game has stolen the hearts of many, especially book lovers with an extensive vocabulary.

These New Changes to the Rules of Scrabble Might Spell Trouble

These New Changes to the Rules of Scrabble Might Spell Trouble

The evolution of language is nothing to fear… unless thou art living in Medieval times, which, incidentally, is when the first documented use of the singular ‘they’ took place. Some people don’t like it when words like ‘bougie’ or ‘TL;DR’ become words in a more official capacity… even though, clearly, we’re already using them. We call those people ‘elitists:’ people who think language is sacred and untouchable, that Shakespeare couldn’t drop profundities and make dick jokes at the exact same time.   Image Via The Mary SUE   One of the greatest things about language is that it’s constantly evolving to …

Beat Your Bookworm Nemeses at Scrabble with These Obscure Moves That’ll Score You Hundreds

Beat Your Bookworm Nemeses at Scrabble with These Obscure Moves That’ll Score You Hundreds

It’s National Scrabble Day so here are a few moves you can play to both confuse and crush the competition.    1. Qi – the vital life force that flows through the body     This two letter word will only score you 11 points, but will help get that pesky Q off your Scrabble rack.    2. Phpht – an informal expression of irritation     When you’re out of vowels, this tile combo will save the day earning you 15 points.   3. Beziques – card game played with a pack of 48 cards     This word can get ‘Z’ …

Pride In Pages: Roxane Gay

Pride In Pages: Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the bold, Black, feminist auntie you never had. This New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and Twitter phenom is here to take names and kick ass (at Scrabble).

5 Quotes About Love For Valentine’s Day!

5 Quotes About Love For Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s day is definitely a holiday that elicits mixed feelings from individuals–which makes sense. I tackle this holiday from a literary standpoint. For me, I view this holiday as the opportunity to share beautiful poems and quotes with other people. If those things happen to be about love, then that’s all the more thematically effective! Here are five quotes about love from five famous authors.   1. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”―Ursula K. Le Guin image via cbs news 2. “I have learned not …